Artistic Printing & Gaslight Style- Beautiful Excess

Artistic Printing and Gaslight Style are forms of letterpress print from decades ago that is widely acknowledged for having extreme Victorian ormanentation for logos to advertisements from the early 20th Century. A lot of these may look familiar. The  morphine remedies, hotel correspondence stock, post cards, and business cards made up a great deal of the parties using the letterpress.

To see the attention to detail and craftsmanship in such a small workspace is enough to make any modern design student feel a bit lazy. Not to mention when we goto Photoshop everytime we need that specific design. Every single piece is a work of art worthy of any gallery. Featured are works collected by Richard Sheaff via Design Observer.

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3 Responses to Artistic Printing & Gaslight Style- Beautiful Excess

  1. M.Lane says:

    How fascinating! Just another thing I first learned about reading your blog. Thanks!

    ML
    mlanesepic.blogspot.com

  2. larkabout says:

    Love this! Thanks for sharing the great images and also the ephemera link!

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